Jan 23

O’Reilly’s Safari Books Online has just announced a new service called Rough Cuts that gives you early access to content on cutting-edge technologies months before it’s published. Rough Cuts allows you to purchase work-in-progress manuscripts of selected titles. You’ll even have the chance to shape the final product by sending feedback to the author and editors. The beta version just debuted with four works-in-progress covering Ajax, Ruby, and Flickr. A FAQ is available as well.

Titles now available:
Ajax Hacks: Rough Cuts Version
Flickr Hacks: Rough Cuts Version
Ruby Cookbook: Rough Cuts Version
Ruby on Rails: Up and Running: Rough Cuts Version

One Response to “O’Reilly Rough Cuts”

  1. tom arnall Says:

    although in some respects o’reilly’s ‘rough cuts’ venture has great promise, i see two problems with it in its present form:

    1. oreilly’s safari department fails to offer books on important topics to regular safari subscribers, unless the subscribers are willing to pay extra for the material. oreilly’s coverage of introductory material on ajax is a good example.

    2. the ‘rough cuts’ policy invites people to make contributions to a book, and then charges them for the ‘privilege’ of doing so.